Agile methods increase the speed and reduce the cost of software projects; however, they have been criticized for lack of documentation, traditional quality control, and, most importantly, lack of security assurance – mostly due to their informal and self-organizing approach to software development. This paper clarifies the requirements for security assurance by using an evaluation framework to analyze the compatibility of established agile security development methods: XP, Scrum and Kanban, combined with Microsoft SDL security framework, against Finland’s established national security regulation (Vahti). We also analyze the selected methods based on their role definitions, and provide some avenues for future research.
Kalle Rindell, Sami Hyrynsalmi, Ville Leppänen (University of Turku): A Comparison of Security Assurance Support of Agile Software Development Methods
Presented at CompSysTech’15, Dublin